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Alister Graham

Professor  Alister  Graham
Professor Alister Graham
Professor of Astronomy, Graduate Coordinator
Astronomy; Galaxies; Dark matter; Supermassive black holes; Telescopes and detectors
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
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Professor Graham (Ph.D., ANU 1998) joined the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing in 2006, having previously worked in Europe (1998-2001), the USA (2002-2004), and at Mount Stromlo Observatory in Canberra (2005-2006). Professor Graham studies the distribution and motion of stars in galaxies, and the properties of their dark matter halos. He also uses the Hubble Space Telescope to probe their nuclei, and discovered the relation between a galaxy's central supermassive black hole mass and its stellar concentration.
Recent Media

January 18, 2013  Scientists pinpoint missing mid-sized black holes in The Conversation.

January 18, 2013 Supermassive theory vanishes into its own black hole in Brisbane Times.

January 17, 2013 Black holes growing faster than expected in ABC Science.

August 4, 2012 Emerald-cut galaxy on ABC Radio National.

March 23, 2012 Emerald-cut galaxy LEDA 074886 spied by astronomers  in The Huffington Post.

March 20, 2012 Rare 'Emerald-cut' galaxy found in National Geographic.

March 20, 2012 Diamond shaped galaxy discovered in The Australian.

December 11 2009: It's eat or be eaten in our cosmic jungle in Science Alert.

September 17 2009: Freaky space events common in The Hindu. 

September 15 2009: Double nucleus galaxies: Ravenous black holes And ripples In space-time continuum in Science Daily.

January 4 2009: The shining - Astronomers find our Univserse is twice as bright in Science Alert.

May 19 2008: There's a lot of dust out there in the Universe in Universe Today.

May 15 2008: Astronomers find that Universe shines twice as bright in Spaceflight Now.

May 14 2008: Universe Twice as Bright as Was Thought in the Sydney Morning Herald.